ExxonMobil initiated a program to standardize the training in all of its facilities world-wide. Known as the Global Manufacturing Training project, the goal was for each site to document their processes in a standard, modular format for use in training their process, maintenance and technical personnel. In June 2008, MTS World Gulf Coast started writing the GMT Modules for the Ethylene Unit field and console operators at the ExxonMobil Chemical plant in Beaumont, Texas. This effort was interrupted for a short time by Hurricane Ike in September. Plant management determined that they wanted to continue the project and assigned experienced operators to assist in the development rather than having direct involvement in hurricane recovery.

The ethylene project expanded in October to include the cracking furnaces and eventually grew to include the Synthetics and Catalyst plants as well. In all of the areas a lack of current process descriptions was noted. To fill this need, MTS wrote Process Manuals in the new MTS “graphic” format for the furnaces, synthetics and catalyst plants. These Process Manuals provided current process information for the GMT Modules. The work is continuing through the first half of 2010 with MTS providing as many as 5 engineers at one time. To date 433 GMT Modules and 47 Process Manuals have been written. In addition, during 2009, MTS worked with the Global GMT group to develop modules for use as the basis for plants in Beaumont and in France.

With Respect to Society, MTS™

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Does not place profits above all else; while recognizing the need to add value for the shareholders, profits are considered part of the cost of staying in business and perpetuating the institution in the service of the industrial/manufacturing segment of society.
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Understands that MTS™ integrity and business ethics exist in MTS™ people, or they do not exist at all; that they must be upheld by individuals, or they are not upheld at all.

With Respect to its Resources, MTS™

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Believes that MTS™ people are our most important asset, for whom we make deliberate efforts to develop in the context of specific projects.
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Is owned by employees, an association of professionals who embrace the concept of stewardship as a management philosophy.
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Grows organically by establishing strategic business units, rather than by creating a large centralized organization.
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Considers MTS™ management as a resource for the rest of the organization.
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Re-invests profits in itself to develop its people, new products and services and to perpetuate the company.
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Adheres to this code of ethics: On essentials, unity and consistency; on non-essentials, freedom and flexibility; on everything, integrity and professionalism.

With Respect to Products and Services, MTS™

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Endeavors to provide the highest quality work with the MTS™ Technology Transfer System and continually seeks product and service improvements consistent with project opportunities and technological advances.
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Works to obtain defined, measurable results rather than just to sell time and materials.
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Accepts the primacy of the project concept in the conduct of business.
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Establishes performance standards for work and manages projects against them: Technical Objectives; Customer Satisfaction; Product Development; People Development; Profitability; MTS™ Satisfaction.

With Respect to Customers and Markets, MTS™

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Concentrates efforts mainly in industrial organizations around the world, because the MTS™ Technology Transfer System transcends cultural lines.

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Responds to the customer's specific needs and recognizes that while "the customer is not always right," the customer is always the customer.
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Charges a fair price for its work, not “what the market will bear.”
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Is willing to forego doing business if there are serious discrepancies between MTS™ values and the customer’s values.
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Favors strategic alliances and partnerships over rigid contracts.